Corporate wellness with Coastside Fitness

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the prestigious Felixstowe Lawn Tennis Club yesterday for our June Networking Evening. As well as the generous cheese and snacks (and little bit of wine!), we all got to enjoy an informative talk on corporate wellness by Mark Henry of Bronze Member, Coastside Fitness.

Mark is passionate about the benefits of fitness and wellbeing, and set up Coastside Fitness at 47 Cobbold Road in 2014, as a ‘gym for everyone’, being part of the Felixstowe community and beyond.

The gym is set right in the heart of the town (above Boots), with high ceilings and long, large windows to give natural light and air (but without being overlooked while working out!). With great changing facilities and showers, the location allows many of its members to slot a gym workout easily into their routines.

Mark – who is also a Consultant at legal firm Birketts – believes that corporate wellness should form a key part of our business strategy, and that it is not just our mental health, but also our physical wellbeing, that we need to consider.

View the PowerPoint presentation here

As staff are our most valuable asset, Mark suggests that, instead of just offering the ‘normal’ incentives to our teams, we should look to invest in a corporate wellness programme – with discounted gym membership, for example – which has far more impactful and far-reaching benefits, including staff morale and retention.

Mark and the Coastside Fitness team are keen to talk to local businesses and work with them to build their corporate wellness programme and show how they can make a real difference to the lives and wellbeing of their staff.

We appreciate Mark’s time and a thank-you also to the Tennis Club for their kind hospitality (and very reasonable bar prices!).

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